Idioms are an important part of the English language. In order to speak English fluently; it is very useful to understand them and how to use them correctly. Here are some of the best-known English expressions, so that you can speak Shakespeare's language like a native speaker.
This is an expression traditionally used in the theatre to wish someone good luck, without bringing them bad luck. The origin of this expression dates back to ancient Greece, when the audience would stamp their feet at the end of a play instead of applauding.
This expression is used to express uncertainty, or indecision. To be "on the fence" means you are undecided as to which side you are on.
This expression is very useful when you want to describe something that is completely unexpected, or unforeseen, which happens very suddenly.
This refers to something that is difficult to remember, and that is a bit confused and distant in your memory.
This expression is common in the workplace and is often used to mark the end of a task, a meeting or a day. It is also a way of admitting defeat.
This is used to explain to someone that something is not very complicated, and that it is very simple to understand or to do.
It is used to explain that something will never happen.
This common English expression is used to end an account of events quickly..
An idiom is an idiomatic expression. It is a phrase, usually imagery, whose meaning is a form of expression that is natural to a language, person or group of people.
What you should know about translating English idioms
English idioms often make no sense if they are translated literally. You should therefore use equivalents in the target language. Whatever the content to be translated, you should use the services of a professional translator to translate a text from English into another language.
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